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Old 07-29-2003, 11:38 AM   #1
koyi
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Tuxracer - How slow is slow?


I have installed the nvidia driver for my Hercules 3D Prophet II Ti card (Chipset GeForce2 Ti), edited XF86Config and I wanted to test the performance by installing tuxracer. Before installing tuxracer I installed OpenGL, too. This is the entry for my card in XF86Config:

Section "Device"
Identifier "Hercules"
Driver "nvidia"
Option "RenderAccel" "true"
EndSection

I am not sure if I set this right and please tell me if I have made a mistake.

Now is the question. I installed TuxRacer successfully and I am able to run it. It is not slow to the unplayable state but somehow I feel it could be faster. Is there a way to check if I have configured my card correctly and this is the best I can get out of it?
 
Old 07-29-2003, 11:53 AM   #2
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do you have a program called GLXGears? or GlGears? (I can't remember exactly, its been a while since I played with it).

I think you can run that and see what FPS you get....if you're card is set up properly and you have a good machine, it should be pretty high.
 
Old 07-29-2003, 12:04 PM   #3
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Thanks, tcaptain. I've got this after running glxgears:

1247 frames in 5.0 seconds = 249.400 FPS
1485 frames in 5.0 seconds = 297.000 FPS
1460 frames in 5.0 seconds = 292.000 FPS
1409 frames in 5.0 seconds = 281.800 FPS
1407 frames in 5.0 seconds = 281.400 FPS
1437 frames in 5.0 seconds = 287.400 FPS
1648 frames in 5.0 seconds = 329.600 FPS
1646 frames in 5.0 seconds = 329.200 FPS
1645 frames in 5.0 seconds = 329.000 FPS
1648 frames in 5.0 seconds = 329.600 FPS
1644 frames in 5.0 seconds = 328.800 FPS
1649 frames in 5.0 seconds = 329.800 FPS

It started out with below 300FPS and stabilised at around 329FPS at last. I have search throught the forum and found ppl with over thousands FPS. Perhaps they are using extremely good machines... ok... mine is equipped with Atlon XP 1800+, 512 Mb RAM, 64Mb GeForce2 Ti... is this a normal rate?
 
Old 07-29-2003, 03:07 PM   #4
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you're probobly using the old MESA libraries.

do:

"ldd /usr/X11R6/bin/glxgears" and post the output.


in your XF86Config file, do you have "load glx" in the modules section. Did you remove "load dri" and "load GLcore"?

if so, try removing the "mesa" program/libraries.
 
Old 07-29-2003, 08:50 PM   #5
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I ran "ldd /usr/X11R6/bin/glxgears" and this is the output. I don't understand what it means at all.

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khoyee@localhost:~$ ldd /usr/X11R6/bin/glxgears
libGL.so.1 => /usr/lib/libGL.so.1 (0x40025000)
libXext.so.6 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libXext.so.6 (0x401e8000)
libX11.so.6 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libX11.so.6 (0x401f6000)
libpthread.so.0 => /lib/libpthread.so.0 (0x402bd000)
libm.so.6 => /lib/libm.so.6 (0x4030f000)
libc.so.6 => /lib/libc.so.6 (0x40332000)
libvga.so.1 => /usr/lib/libvga.so.1 (0x40465000)
libSM.so.6 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libSM.so.6 (0x404b9000)
libICE.so.6 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libICE.so.6 (0x404c2000)
libXmu.so.6 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libXmu.so.6 (0x404d9000)
libXi.so.6 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libXi.so.6 (0x404ef000)
libdl.so.2 => /lib/libdl.so.2 (0x404f7000)
/lib/ld-linux.so.2 => /lib/ld-linux.so.2 (0x40000000)
libXt.so.6 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libXt.so.6 (0x404fa000)
-------------------------------------------------------

Ya, I have "Load glx" in my XF86Config and excluded "Load dri" and Load GLcore".

So do I have to remove mesa?

Thanks.
 
Old 08-01-2003, 09:36 PM   #6
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I solved the problem after recompiling the kernel and reinstalling the driver. (Although the initial motive was just to recompile the kernel, and I got a bonus ). Now I can run tuxracer smoothly and the output of glxgears shot up to 2700+ FPS! Wow! Amazing! I am so impressed! (Forgive me being too excited ) Anyway, thanks!
 
  


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